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made in png Original and local

Proudly PNG

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Little Something from PNG, the shop that exclusively sells things made in Papua New Guinea, opened its doors at Port Moresby’s Jacksons International Airport last year. The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, was gracious enough to do the official cutting of the ribbon for the grand opening. The design of the store captures the essence of travelling through all corners of PNG. Raymond Chin, the managing director of CHM, which owns the shop, says that he wanted visitors to see the beauty of the country – through sight, sound and touch – when they enter the store.

“All the carvings you see featured on the pillars were custom built, which depict the bird of paradise, crocodile and other traditional icons. The huge copper beating found hanging above the ceiling is of a PNG bilum, also made here in PNG. The music you hear is all recorded locally so the experience will be a special one for travellers.” Grace Chin, the director of CHM, has been supporting the local market by providing a retail platform for creative talents and offerings since 1992. She says: “A Little Something from PNG is exactly that, it offers many genuine local goods and produce that is unique to PNG, such as handmade bilums and

copper beatings, ground coffee from the Highlands, to chocolates from Bouganville, its all here.” The photos surrounding the store come exclusively from renowned photographer and Paradise contributor David Kirkland. Kirkland’s pictorial books are also sold in store. “We are very proud to represent PNG with our store, we have many travellers wanting to take photos (of the merchandise),” says Grace Chin. “We want visitors to leave the country with a positive perception of PNG, and even take a piece of PNG with them, wherever their home is overseas, and remember how amazing this country is. I think we have achieved that goal.”

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